A number of Additional Provisions (APs) to the High Speed Rail (London to West Midlands) Bill have been deposited and this note sets out the promoter’s approach to challenging the locus standi of petitions submitted against the APs.
Locus standi is the right of a petitioner to appear before the Select Committee based on their petition demonstrating adequately that they are directly and specially affected. It can be challenged if the promoter disagrees that there is a direct and special effect. In that event, the Committee decides whether there is a right to appear.
Further information can be found in the HS2 Locus Challenge Guidance.